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Definition of tun:

  1. A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
  2. A drunkard; - so called humorously, or in contempt.
  3. A fermenting vat.
  4. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
  5. A weight of 2, 240 pounds. See Ton.
  6. An indefinite large quantity.
  7. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; - called also tun- shell.
  8. To put into tuns, or casks.


hogshead, barrel, pipe, keg, kilderkin, puncheon, butt, firkin, rundlet.

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